Tag: Kruger

The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo

There is no doubt that lions are extremely powerful predators. Sometimes it might be hard to fathom just how strong and efficient these animals might be. I recently had an encounter of a lifetime with a resident lion pride. The Othawa lions and the… Continue Reading “The Matimba male and Othawa lions hunt a buffalo”

Have you noticed the birds around your home?

As fun and exciting as visiting nature reserves may be, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a little wildlife in the comfort of your backyards. The best way to attract a wide variety of birds to the garden is to have a… Continue Reading “Have you noticed the birds around your home?”

An outing to the Kruger

I will never say no to a trip into the Kruger National Park. It has its own charm and there is always something to be seen. I have never had great success with leopards in the Kruger. This trip was quite different. I passed… Continue Reading “An outing to the Kruger”

A cub no more

It is fascinating to watch what changes when you assign time to the bush. It is just over a year ago since Schotia female leopard had a set of cubs. Unfortunately one passed on at a young age, but the other one survived. I… Continue Reading “A cub no more”

Fallen giraffe

Seeing vultures or other birds of prey perching during overcast conditions are not uncommon. However, when you find around 40 jostling frantically for their position in the tree tops there’s bound to be something happening below. I made my way through the block to… Continue Reading “Fallen giraffe”

From kittens to cubs

I clearly remember the day I approached the corner of a little rocky outcrop. Standing proudly on one of the rocks was a cheetah. Not just any cheetah. A mother with four overly excited newly born cubs ready to take on the world. That… Continue Reading “From kittens to cubs”

The last laugh

It’s no laughing matter when you find yourself in the clutches of one of nature’s wisest predators. I see many guests out on safari and a lot of them dream about witnessing a kill. I was lucky enough to witness such an occasion. Spending… Continue Reading “The last laugh”

Nandzana Leopard

Whilst thoroughly enjoying the bush life and all the spectacular events that have taken place, there was still one animal that has evaded me each time I head off into the bush. I’ve seen a couple of tracks, heard calls outside my room and… Continue Reading “Nandzana Leopard”

My first Lion kill

Seeing the “King Of The Jungle” is such a thrilling feeling. On my first trip to Kruger I was lucky enough to see five different sightings of this magnificent beast. After a very uneventful morning drive, my friend and I drove back to our… Continue Reading “My first Lion kill”

Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish

Crossing bridges in the Kruger usually provides some form of entertainment. The bridge at Lower Sabie did just that. This was the first time that I had seen one of these critically endangered storks. They are probably the most elegant of all the storks… Continue Reading “Saddle-Billed Stork trying to fish”